September 04, 2008

John McCain: Service, Sacrifice, Substance

John McCain did what he needed to tonight. He was positive, forward-looking, and highlighted why HE was the best candidate for president. He pointed out differences in his platform and that of the Democrats, but he didn't really go after Obama. Which was a SMART move.

Certainly, it was not as electric as Gov. Palin, but in my opinion, he drew people in and hooked his audience pretty well.

I liked that he had some substantive nuggets of policy. That he will push comprehensive energy reform, looking to new and cleaner sources of energy, as well as taking advantage of our OWN resources. That he favors school choice which includes public school options, and not just vouchers for private schools. That he wants to retrain American workers for modern jobs instead of chasing down the long-gone factories, because they sure as hell aren't coming back.

Most of all, I loved that he said this:

I'm not running for president because I think I'm blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.
That's such an amazing statement. Humble, thankful, and sticking it to Obama (the "anointed" one, the "chosen" one). All in the same sentence.

Yeah, he may be a complete asshole, but he talks good. And I want to see what he and Sarah will do in Washington.

See for yourself:

Posted by caltechgirl at September 4, 2008 10:02 PM | TrackBack

I must have fallen asleep by the time he made the aforementioned statement. Wow. I That's powerful stuff...!

I'm like you; I want to see what they'll do in Washington. If people really believe they want four more years of the same, they're blind.

Posted by: pam at September 5, 2008 06:11 AM

Who is this guy? I haven't seen him on any news shows or papers, nothing. Did that black guy drop out of the race when that Nazi woman got in?

Posted by: Two Dogs at September 5, 2008 06:40 AM

I actually felt a little bad for him. He had a decent speech (then again, by this point how can anyone at his level in either party not have a decent speech), but I think Palin just stole the show. I think he really got overshadowed by her. Even if Palin's rheoteric at time offended me, I totally see how she connected with conservative Republicans better than McCain did.

Posted by: SBC at September 5, 2008 09:55 AM

I agree that while Mc wasn't as electrifying as Palin, he did say what needed to be said, and said it well, in the way that he does.

Love your blog! Found you via Habitation of Justice

Posted by: beej at September 5, 2008 11:37 PM

Yeah, he may be a complete asshole, but he talks good.

And he's the asshole for whom I'll be voting. Him and his lovely librarian.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at September 6, 2008 07:57 PM